The Resource Last acts : the art of dying on the early modern stage, Maggie Vinter., (ebook)

Last acts : the art of dying on the early modern stage, Maggie Vinter., (ebook)

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Last acts : the art of dying on the early modern stage
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Last acts
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the art of dying on the early modern stage
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Maggie Vinter.
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eng
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Last Acts argues that the Elizabethan and Jacobean theater offered playwrights, actors, and audiences important opportunities to practice arts of dying. Psychoanalytic and new historicist scholars have exhaustively documented the methods that early modern dramatic texts and performances use to memorialize the dead, at times even asserting that theater itself constitutes a form of mourning. But early modern plays also engage with devotional traditions that understand death less as an occasion for suffering or grief than as an action to be performed, well or badly. Active deaths belie narratives of helplessness and loss through which mortality is too often read and instead suggest how marginalized and constrained subjects might participate in the political, social, and economic management of life. Some early modern strategies for dying resonate with descriptions of politicized biological life in the recent work of Giorgio Agamben and Roberto Esposito, or with ecclesiastical forms. Yet the art of dying is not solely a discipline imposed upon recalcitrant subjects. Since it offers suffering individuals a way to enact their deaths on their own terms, it discloses both political and dramatic action in their most minimal manifestations. Rather than mournfully marking what we cannot recover, the practice of dying reveals what we can do, even in death. By analyzing representations of dying in plays by Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson, alongside devotional texts and contemporary bio political theory, Last Acts shows how theater reflects, enables, and contests the politicization of life and death
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Vinter, Maggie
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822/.3093548
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non fiction
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  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Death in literature
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Last acts : the art of dying on the early modern stage, Maggie Vinter., (ebook)
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9780823284276
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12355603
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Last acts : the art of dying on the early modern stage, Maggie Vinter., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823284276
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12355603
Specific material designation
remote
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MWT12355603
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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